So, I've been having this dream for the past, say, 6 months. On and off, sometimes 2-3 times a week, then suddenly it will disappear for a few weeks and come back. It comes in different forms, but, the one last night was much worse.
So the general layout of this dream i've been having is as follows:
I am alone, outside of a large, 3 story house. It's semi-dark, not quite night time. I move forward, into the house, and proceed to climb the staircase, until I reach the third floor balcony. I turn and look down a very long hallway, that goes clear to the other end of the house. There is a green fluorescent back light near the end, almost that of a 'under-the-cupboard-kitchen-light'. Once I look down the hallway, I am immediately confronted with a dark, ghostly shadow that moves across the hallway at the end of the house.
Sometimes It begins to walk towards me, and other times it simply stares at me. Other than calling it a dark shadow, I can't really describe it.
As soon as I see it, I turn and flee from the house. At this point, the dream repeats. It happens again, and again, and again. Sometimes this shadow figure it waiting on the stairs, or down a different hallway, or another part of the house. The dream is silent, and I hear nothing.
Last nights dream was much more personal. I was in a different house, under the same conditions, sitting in a chair and watching the doorway. Every few seconds a shadow figure of a short, stout man would appear, and then disappear.
Gradually, I moved from my chair and proceeded to move outside the room and down several flights of stairs. At the bottom, I came to a room with a fireplace along one wall and a picnic table in the middle. It became lighter now.
The figure kept reappearing in different places of the room, gradually becoming more defined until I could discern clothes and facial features.
I reached out to grab hold of this figure as it came closer. Suddenly, it became menacing and quite frightening. In a flash it was half an inch from my face, spewing lots of angry and violent talk, which I don't remember any details of. I asked this man if I could leave, to which he replied, to my best knowledge, "You can't. You are here forever."
Indeed, even as I tried to leave, I kept repeating this process of entering the room, sitting down at the table, and watching this shadow figure move. Each time, I would ask the same question, and receive the same response.
Gradually I began to get very scared that I would never leave. At this point, I picked up a knife, slashed at the shadow, and then bolted from the room. The rest of my dream, which only seemed like a few moments, I was running up the stairs, flights and flights until I woke up, out of breath and my heart racing.
Unfortunately, I can't remember anything else. Now that you have read my stories without any bias, I think I should mention two things.
First, it is interesting to note that I enjoy, sometimes, watching shows about the paranormal.
Secondly, this is the first time I have had this dream since moving into an apartment with a friend of mine. The previous tenant was into witchcraft, and lots of crazy spirit things. Ultimately, she shot herself in the driveway outside, a couple years ago, because "the stars have aligned and the voices told me to."
Since moving in, some weird things have happened. (knocking on closet doors and walls, items gently rocking when I enter a room after being absent, among other things.)
Really hope someone can give me a fresh perspective. Thanks.
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